Re: invitation for you and your packages to join the pkg-perl team
Dear Dominic/Perl team,
Thank you very much for the email.
I have not touched the libnet-nbname-perl package for 11 years. There
have been no new upstream versions in that time but it has had a
couple of NMUs for packaging changes. Thus the package is effectively
I have not used perl for some years either, so I do not want to join
the pkg-perl team. If the team wishes to adopt the libnet-nbname-perl
package, I would be very happy. Alternatively, it might be better to
remove it from Debian, as I am not sure whether it is still useful for
communicating with modern versions of Windows or not.
On Sun Aug 20 12:55:07 2017, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
In the Debian Perl team, we have been looking at perl module packages
which are not team maintained and considering whether the lives of
these packages can be made better (for example, by reducing the overhead
and increasing the consistency of that packaging), by suggesting that
they be moved to the pkg-perl team.
There is no obligation, of course, to do this, but if you would
like to move any or all of your module packages to the team, you can
request to join the team and then migrate your packages across. Of
course, if you are already a team member, then you are already free
to import and upload your packages under team maintainership.
The benefits of working within the team include increased consistency
and efficiency at scale when working with large number of straightforward
module packages, and more flexibility when it comes to QA work.
If you don't feel able to join the team but would like your packages
to benefit from this anyway, you can also reply to this email asking for
the package(s) in question to be adopted by the team (though obviously
we'd prefer the former case).
You can find out more about the team and how to join it at
At this stage we are contacting all such maintainers with a general
invitation. Future team-wide QA efforts may identify specific
packages we'd like to help with maintenance of and we may therefore
follow-up with another invitation in such cases.
Your lib*-perl packages are listed below for reference:
Thanks for your work in maintaining the Debian Perl ecosystem!
on behalf of the Debian Perl Team